Kelsey Kaiser

NexusHaus Branding and Website

The University of Texas at Austin (UT Austin) and The Technical University of Munich (TUM) U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015 house is called NexusHaus because it combines the efforts of UT Austin and TUM students in an affordable, modular residential green building design that demonstrates transformative technologies in Zero Net Energy, Zero Net Water capable and is carbon neutral in its use of sustainable building materials.
As part of the Solar Decathlon competition one of the ten categories was communications. The technical aspects of the home, as well as a team’s experiences, needed to be communicated to a wide audience through websites and the exhibition of homes at the final competition. Therefore a clear and coherent identity system had to be put in place to effectively exhibit and communicate the NexusHaus concept. The design was developed to mimic the initial house design with lots of white space and sporadic pops of color.